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    Fast Facts

    ? In their ancient religion, Norsemen considered mistletoe a baleful plant that caused the death of Baldur, the shining god of youth.

    ? Although your system cannot digest gum like other foods, it won’t be stuck inside of you forever. It comes out with other waste your body can’t use.

    ? The substance that most closely resembles human blood, in terms of chemical composition, is sea water.

    ? A Texan convicted of robbery worked out a deal to pay $9,600 in damages rather than serve a two-year prison sentence. For payment, he gave the court a forged check. He got his prison term back, plus eight more years.

    ? The brain requires 25 percent of all oxygen used by the body.

    ? A single coffee tree yields only one pound of roasted, ground coffee annually.

    ? One gift-giving taboo in China is the giving of straw sandals, which are associated with funerals, and therefore considered bad luck.

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